The UK’s Number 1 School.*

*According to the EL Gazette rankings based on
British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Read the interview and article which explain what makes ELC Bristol the number 1 ranked UK school.

ELC Bristol is a family-run school, offering intensive General English and examination preparation courses in Bristol, a lively university city in the South West of England.


• Homestay accommodation includes bed (single room), breakfast and an evening meal.

• Staying with one of our homestays is the best way to experience the British way of life.

• Most homestay accommodation is within walking distance of the school.

• The average time to walk to school is 20 minutes.*

Students with one of our homestay families
One of our students in her homestay bedroom


We know how important accommodation is and we want you to feel comfortable and part of the family. 

Here are some guidelines and advice to help you make the most of the homestay experience.

* During July and August, we occasionally place students with families who live outside our normal catchment area.  These students may have to take a short bus ride to come to school (maximum 15 minutes).

The cost of a weekly student bus pass is £12.00 via the First Bus app.

To find out more about how to become a Homestay click here.